Season & Tickets

Falstaff

The merry wives of Windsor unite in mischief-making when an ignoble nobleman plots to plunder their savings in this inventive creation capping Verdi’s career. A true ensemble tour-de-force, Falstaff  improves upon the original Merry Wives script, keeping the sweet young lovers subplot and adding the knight’s most pithy observations from Henry IV for good measure. Equal parts orchestral virtuosity and riotously paced comedy, the opera is a perfect fusion of renaissance realism and light-hearted fantasy.


In Italian with English Captions
Approximate Running Time:
3 hours, with 2 intermissions
at McCaw Hall

View Online Interactive Brochure
View Interactive Spotlight Guide

Listen

Insight to Falstaff by General Director Speight Jenkins. Hear more audio clips by launching the Seattle Opera Audio Player.

Features

Video

Falstaff Trailer

Pranks, disguises, and good laughs abound in the latest production to take the stage. See for yourself in this new trailer as you preview the new sets, new costumes, and fabulous voices. But don't worry, we won't give away ALL the jokes.

Video

Stephanie Blythe

One of the world's finest mezzo-sopranos today, Stephanie Blythe will shine as Dame Quickly in every performance of Falstaff. Listen to Blythe discussing the role and why Falstaff is one of her favorite works.

Video

Director's Talk

Stage Director Peter Kazaras says Falstaff is a "celebration of theater." Watch Kazaras in action in exclusive rehearsal footage and hear him as he gushes about both all-star casts.

Video

Speight's Corner

General Director Speight Jenkins joins Peter Kazaras to discuss Falstaff.

Sat, Feb 27, 2010 7:30 PM

Sun, Feb 28, 2010 2:00 PM

Wed, Mar 3, 2010 7:30 PM

Sat, Mar 6, 2010 7:30 PM

Sun, Mar 7, 2010 2:00 PM

Wed, Mar 10, 2010 7:30 PM

Fri, Mar 12, 2010 7:30 PM

Sat, Mar 13, 2010 7:30 PM

Enter your code prior to selecting seats to receive your discount.

What's this?

Listen KING FM Seattle Opera Channel Available On-line 24 hrs a day!

Listen Here

Save up to 50% on tickets and have fun with people your age.

Learn More

Check out and become a fan of Seattle Opera now on Facebook!

Join the Discussion